Joining forces with AmaWaterways, the highest-rated river cruise line in Europe, Saga offers three new premium river cruises
Saga Cruises has introduced three new premium river cruises with award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways to provide discerning guests with more opportunities for luxury cruising. According to the Berlitz Guide, AmaWaterways is the best “highest-rated” river cruise line in Europe, and passengers on these new itineraries will be able to choose from itineraries on the Rhine, the Danube and the Rhône.
The ships have 4+ or 5 anchor ratings, the top in Saga’s river cruise range, are all luxuriously furnished, and feature menus designed by a team of classically-trained chefs, not to mention comfortable lounges, a bar and a dance floor. Spacious air-conditioned staterooms with French balconies (a sliding glass door and rail) will be available, as well as plush leisure facilities include a sauna and fitness area, sun deck, heated pool, whirlpool and walking track. You can choose between a journey through the mesmerisingly beautiful Provence, along the charming and historic Rhine and the romantic Danube for a most luxurious and cultural escape.
Vineyard and Vistas of Provence
Sail on the elegant 148-passenger AmaDagio, launched in 2006 as the first custom-built river cruiser. Tour the gastronomic capital of Lyon and the Beaujolais wine region, join walking tours of Avignon, Vienne and Viviers, visit a truffle farm in Grignan and an olive farm in Arles during this picturesque sailing along the Rhone, passing vineyards and fields of sunflowers and lavender.
Seven nights from £1999 departing London Heathrow to Lyon on July 9 and September 3, 2015
The Enchanting Rhine
Launched in 2014, the 164-passenger AmaSonata is more like an ocean cruise liner than a river cruise ship and Saga guests can enjoy her comfort as they sail along the Rhine on June 3. The itinerary will be repeated on the smooth and luxurious AmaSonata on September 21. Sail north on the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam with highlights including a panoramic tour of Strasbourg; a visit to Breisach, home to Europe’s largest wine cellars; a cable car ride over Rudesheim and a day in the historic city of Cologne.
Seven nights from £1899 departing London Heathrow to Basel on June 3 or September 21, 2015
The Romantic Danube
The regal AmaPrima and AmaSerena are beautifully decorated and inspired by classic ocean yachts. Enjoy nine excursions during the sailing from Vilshofen to Budapest with highlights including Passau, the Venice of Barvaria; sailing through the Wachau Valley to Krems, plus tours of Bratislava and Budapest. There will also be a chance to enjoy an evening of music at one of the concert houses of Imperial Vienna, such as the Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg.
Seven nights from £1899 departing London Heathrow to Munich on June 29 (AmaPrima) or September 2 and October 14, 2015 (AmaSerena)
The above holidays include UK travel service, return flights and transfers, a welcome dinner and Captain’s gala dinner, all meals, free wine, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board, lectures and entertainment, tours*, Saga escort, travel insurance and cancellation rights. *Many tours are included but some optional excursions require an additional payment.
For details call Saga free on 0800 300 400 or visit the website.
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